The Massachusetts State Senate honored two long-time Mashpee government officials within the last few weeks, closing sessions with a nod to their service.

On June 27, the Senate adjourned its session honoring late selectman John J. Cahalane, who served on the town's lead board for 20 years and in several other capacities in town hall. 

Mr. Cahalane died earlier in June and was still serving on the board.

On Tuesday, the Senate adjourned honoring Judy M. Mills, who was a selectman, water commissioner, and planning board member in the town.

Ms. Mills also died in early June.

“At the Statehouse, the Senate has a unique, longstanding practice of issuing adjournment orders at the end of the day to honor people throughout the Commonwealth who have left a positive mark on the communities where they live,” said State Senator Julian A. Cyr (D-Truro).

“Judy Mills and John Cahalane dedicated their lives to public service for the town of Mashpee and helped to tremendously improve the quality of life for their neighbors, family and friends over several decades," Sen. Cyr said. "I felt it was important to show a mark of respect for the legacy they left on the town they clearly loved.”

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